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Monday, February 16, 2009

Less is Less


There should be a photograph of something to the left. Alas, there are no new photos to show. Oh, there's a lot to take pictures of. Like the scarf I knitted up in a day.
Or the progress I'm making on the cable afghan (which is haunting me) or
the little preemie hats I made or
the WIP cotton place mats.

Or how my yarn stash has grown even larger than before I had the contest that gave away dozens of skeins ( I replaced those with just what I bought yesterday.)

But I cannot bring myself to share my shame with you. Less is not more. Less is less and more is way more than should be allowed in such close quarters. Poor Joe. I believe he is overwhelmed with it all. And now I feel his pain.

Today is a pretty free day as far as any work going on. I only have some church and garden work on - the rest of the schedule is filled with colored blocks (which means nothing planned.) I usually knit during those times and I suspect I will again. But I will put down the needles and attempt to do something that even remotely resembles.....organization.

I am a complete goober when it comes to this stuff. My mother never really forced me to clean my room as a child and now that I can really get away with stuff, I have on blinders until one day when I walk into a room and say "What the he--?" Then I clean it. But I don't like it. Now, the living room is in dire need of an intervention because whatever is going on in there can't be called 'living' so I need to organize. I googled 'how to organize stuff' and up popped 'howtoorganizestuff.com. (Google is great! In fact, I wonder if anyone has tried to google Osama Bin Laden to see if his secret Facebook profile would come up.)

The site has a ton of articles that talk you through how to organize people, places and things. Alas, it does not have 'how to organize a yarn stash that has gotten so out of hand that only people who actually live in the house will come in the house and even the dog is considering moving."

So I had to settle to how to organize the bedroom and garage.
Wish me luck - I'm going in!!

3 comments:

Eryka Jackson said...

That is too funny Beverly! I know how you feel with the oranzation stuff. I am using my day off to straighten up around the house. I love the note about bin Ladin I didnt know he had a facebook page!!

del said...

The trick is, not to do too much at once (ask me how I know!). So I can't do it all one weekend, but doing a little at a time does add up.

Good luck!! You'll love how organized it is at the end.

Kat said...

I've been on a major organizing stint since the beginning of the year. I've broken it down into mini projects and it looks like i won't be through with my "organization stimulus plan" until 2009! Organization?-feels good once its done. Doing it? Its a Monster! Good luck.

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